December Bark About Hike to Mt. Hood National Forest: Top to Bottom, and From the Ground Up

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

On this outing into the proposed North Clack Timber Sale, we will explore layers of the forest: both the ecological layers, from life in the canopy to life on the forest floor and underground, and also the human layers of policy and management that affect the forest. 

In exploring the ecological layers, we will spend time getting to know mosses and lichens on the forest floor, learn to read the history of a stand of forest by observing the signs of human and natural processes, and look for the nests of canopy-dwelling red tree voles. 

 In exploring the human layers, we will learn about what laws and policies drive the decisions that are made about Mt. Hood National Forest, and compare the language of this timber sale proposal to the conditions existing in the forest.

This outing will include approximately three miles of walking on both road and through forest, with an option for more challenging off-trail exploring.

Carpools leave from the Hollywood Grocery Outlet, 4420 Ne Hancock Street, (a few blocks from the Hollywood Transit Center, at the I-84 exit 2) in Portland at 9am sharp. If you are able to drive, we greatly appreciate your contribution to helping make a successful hike. If you are looking for a ride, please come prepared to reimburse your driver.  If you would like to arrange a meet-up closer to the forest, please let us know by giving us a call at our number below.

 Bring a lunch, water, and anything else you'll need to stay comfortable in the forest. To protect off-trail resources, we ask you to leave your dog at home.

Call Bark at 503-331-0374 for more details and information.

If you are willing to drive in our carpool, please review Bark's Driver Safety Expectations before coming.